Books Jon Mooallem Books by Jon Mooallem Jon Mooallem has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Jon Mooallem Robert Krulwich/NPR Krulwich Wonders... Thomas Jefferson Needs A Dead Moose Right Now To Defend America January 16, 2014 There are no moose in America, said the French count to Thomas Jefferson. They don't exist there. Americans see a reindeer and just call it a new name, saying it's bigger. But the only thing that's big here is your American imagination. Jefferson was incensed. You are an ignoramus, he said tactfully. Then he promised to deliver an American moose to Paris. Here's what happened next.